Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm... Dir: Kleber Mendonça Filho With: Irma Brown, Sebastião Formiga, Gustavo Jahn Drama | Thriller 131 mins.
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa. Dir: Miguel Gomes With: Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira Drama | Romance 118 mins.
Marcos and Beto meet when crashing a private New Year's Eve party and subsequently go on a three-day adventure. Dir: Andrucha Waddington With: Mariana Ximenes, Susana Vieira, Eduardo Sterblitch Comedy
City of Men
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas. Dir: Paulo Morelli With: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen Crime | Drama 106 mins.
In a prison, women rebel against the guards' sadism and sexual abuse and decide to run away. Some manage to escape and are chased by the Police. Dir: Oswaldo de Oliveira With: Maria Stella Splendore, Marta Anderson, Danielle Ferrite Action | Drama 87 mins.
Mysteries of Lisbon
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals. Dir: Raoul Ruiz With: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira Drama | Mystery 272 mins.
Dir: René Sampaio With: Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib Crime | Drama